In this age of Google calendars, electronic notifications and email reminders, I still value the traditional paper calendar. There are times when I have come across a particularly relevant quote or passage that I transfer it to the following year’s calendar. As I readied my May calendar, I spied the quote that I entered in 2017: It’s the beginning of the end.
The beginning of the end. This can be interpreted in various ways, depending upon your perspective. As a Principal, it’s a timely reminder that while the end of the year is coming to a close, there are multiple steps that still must be taken to ensure that it’s a seamless, smooth closing. To my faculty, staff, and administrative team, I ask that you draw from that well of strength and your reserves to make this a seamless, smooth end of the year. To my seniors, I remind you that although it’s the beginning of the end, you must not succumb to “senioritis” or feel as if you can simply coast. To my underclassmen, I tell you to keep up the momentum and keep striving. These last few weeks are just that, but THEY DO COUNT.
As I mentioned in an earlier monthly message, I used to be a runner. A great deal of insight arrives when you run. I came across a video recently in which these two runners began prematurely celebrating as they neared the finish line. You can see their surprise, their disbelief and their dismay as a runner comes from behind, passes them, and goes on to become the winner. It was the beginning of the end of their race, and what they did in those last few moments made a difference in the outcome.
Let’s make the beginning of the end a successful run.
Ms. Sharon Meggs-Hamilton
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